The bigger, the better: Chinese restaurant offers discounts as per women’s bra size
The Trendy Shrimp restaurant has come under fire for its adverts showing a line-up of cartoon women dressed in under garments with the slogan “The whole city is looking for BREASTS”.more lifestyle Updated: Aug 08, 2017 18:50 IST
A 5% discount on your meal or a 65% discount? That depends on your bra size.
A Chinese restaurant in Hangzhou, the main city of coastal Zhejiang, has come under fire for its adverts showing a line-up of cartoon women dressed in under garments with the slogan “The whole city is looking for BREASTS”.
The restaurant called The Trendy Shrimp offers discounts on the basis of women’s bra cup size, with greater offers available to those with bigger sizes.
According to a BBC report quoting the Qianjiang Evening Post, the posters have now been removed after complaints from locals who said it was distasteful, calling it “vulgar advertising” and “discriminatory towards women”.
The restaurant general manager however defends their sales strategy. “Once the promotion started, customer numbers rose by about 20%,” he said, adding that “some of the girls we met were very proud - they had nothing to hide”.
But this isn’t the first time that a Chinese establishment has offered perks to customers on the basis of their appearance. In 2015, a restautant in China’s Henan province offered free meals to “beautiful clients” judged by the staff of a plastic surgery clinic.
First Published: Aug 08, 2017 18:01 IST